Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Community

A campaign finance report filed by a major backer of instant runoff voting has some decrying the election on the November ballot issue as “bought by outside interests.” Not so, say supporters of Save IRV, Inc., who counter that those...
MLGW is once again teaming up with the Neighborhood Christian Centers to assist qualified low-income seniors and disabled residents of Shelby County through the Power of Warmth Program. The MLGW program provides space heaters and electric blankets to eligible MLGW...
There was no separation of church and state Tuesday morning during the 28th Annual Prayer Breakfast as pastors prayed fervently for the city and elected officials stirred supporters with projections and promises in the new year. It was a mix...
Two years before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, the senior class at Booker T. Washington High School was going through the paces of their final high school year. Last Sunday...
Kuumba (creativity) -- the sixth principle in the Nguzo Saba -- will be celebrated at the Java Complex, 1423 Elvis Presley Blvd., as the 2018-19 observance of Kwanzaa continues on Monday evening (Dec. 31). The Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. celebration of...
A giant mural now stretches along the expanse of a corner at Lamar Ave. and Airways Blvd., the unofficial gateway into Orange Mound, Memphis’ first African-American community built by African Americans. It’s a bigger-than-life, explosion of vibrant color and artistry...
The 2018-19 celebration of Kwanzaa got underway on Wednesday. Built around the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba, the first day's focus was Umoja (Unity). There were multiple Mid-South Kwanzaa, Inc. observances. An afternoon celebration at the Board of Education...
Gospel music lovers bountiful in number have nominated, endorsed and named their picks for the inaugural “Victory! Gospel Music Series.” Votes for the most named choirs and crowd-pleasing favorites have been tallied. And 10 of Memphis’ best will take the...
Budding small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have another option for jump-starting their vision of a thriving enterprise and successful self-employment in the soon-to-open Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI). Founder and director Beverly H. Anderson will open ETI’s doors for the...
Back in the day when Margaret Matthews was blazing fast afoot, she helped the USA women’s team run down a bronze metal at the Melbourne, Australia Olympics. For 40 years, she had no medal to reflect that historic run. That...